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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Iwagumi.....I'll try here too

How about lava rock?...I've heard NEVER and I've heard any kind of rock
will work as long as they are of the same "type". I'm not going to mail order stones I can't pick through in person so I am limited to what I can use. LFSs
seem to have a lot of interesting lava rocks so they look to me as the way to go........Comments? __________________


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 12:45 AM
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Go for it. I almost used some nice ones for my tank, but the color was a little too red for my taste.

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You can find black lava rock too. Its also great for bacteria proliferation, closest thing to a "Live rock" you can find. I know a few people who use lava rocks as the bio media in their canister filters.
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I don't know about how "proper" it is, and I don't have any iwagumi layouts, but I do have lava rock in my nano tank and it's very nice looking. It even makes algae look cool.
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I'm talking about this kind of lava rock
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That's a nice looking rock!

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That would work perfectly...
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the rock looks like some kind of fossil

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I'm talking about this kind of lava rock
i can honestly say as a geologist i have never seen igneous rock like that i have seen lime stone that looks like that. did you give it the acid test

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I picked it up at a bonsai place. Its just that lava rock that you see at your LFS. You know...the stuff thats always over in a box on the floor.
Maybe the pic makes it look like something else. I'll get a picture of anothe piece I have


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I agree. It doesn't look like the lava rock I'm used to seeing. You should def test it.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Its Lace rock guys.

I just called the bonsai place

Geez.....Now....

Does anyone use that for Iwagumi?


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Check out Stu Worrall's tank. He is using Dragon stone which has a somewhat similar looking texture, but different color. It doesn't have the holes like lace rock does, though. http://store.seacorals.net/aqgrlaro.html

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Its Lace rock guys.

I just called the bonsai place

Geez.....Now....

Does anyone use that for Iwagumi?
now that you are done yelling lace rock it a type of cemented lime stone with salts. prepare to have hard water.

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